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American Heart Association Database Designer in Charlotte, North Carolina


As we celebrate our Centennial year, we invite you to join us in shaping the next century of impact. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives as we remain devoted to a future of health and hope for everyone, everywhere. At the American Heart Association, your contribution matters, and so does your career.

The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Database Designer .

The responsibility of the Database designer is to Identify, establish, and recommend data mapping and design strategies to standardize and harmonize large clinical datasets (including both clinical trials, observational studies, and real-world data) from the American Heart Association studies and registries as well as other large data sets.

(This is a grant funded position with funding through 6/30/2028. Funding likely to extend)

The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university, as well as additional training and support, locally.

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  • Develop and implement guidelines to handle data storage

  • Design and follow data security standard processes in data storage, sharing and reporting

  • Plan for Data Disposition in American Heart Association Health Care x Food Secure Data Storage and working with Association staff to develop a plan for subsequent public access

  • Set up requirements on data format and labeling, meta-data generation such as code book, Case Report Forms, Surveys, EHR queries and other data project documentation process.

  • Develop guidelines for presentation to individual research teams for Data Analytics workflow including data intake and handoff. Refine guidelines following discussion with individual project teams

  • Provide training on use of claims and/or clinical trial data as needed through group webinars made available to all project teams

  • Creates visual and tabular (PowerPoint, Excel, Word) representations of data.

  • Maintains mastery of cardiovascular knowledge through reading science literature, establishing and maintaining professional consultation contacts, attending meetings, monitoring legislation, and attending to inquiries from public and professionals.


  • PhD or doctoral degree or other post graduate education (MPH, MS, etc.

  • 8 years of Clinical or research experience in the cardiovascular, neuroscience, data science, or related fields

  • 8 years of staff position experience in not for profit, academic and/or government sectors or an active committee/ Board/ officer member in a professional member society

  • Superior writing & interpersonal skills with a publication history in peer reviewed journals

  • Superior collaboration and group management skills

  • Demonstrated experience in handling multiple long- and short-term projects concurrently

  • Ability to understand, integrate and summarize scientific literature.

Preferred Qualifications

  • American Heart Association Professional Membership

Compensation & Benefits

Expected pay range will be $85,000- $93,000. Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials to the pay range may apply.

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  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.

  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.

  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.

  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.

  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.

  • Tuition Assistance - We support the career development of all employees. This program provides financial assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.

The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, age, language, sexual orientation, national origin and physical or cognitive abilities. We're committed to ensuring our workforce, workplace culture and mission have a shared impact across a diverse set of backgrounds.

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Posted Date 2 months ago (5/6/2024 5:09 PM)

Requisition ID 2024-13331

Job Category Health Strategies

Position Type Full Time